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10th AEROCOM workshop

(held at Fukuoka, JAPAN, Oct 3-6, 2011)

This document contains presentations of the AEROCOM workshop at Fukuoka in October 2011. Contributions are bundled by topics:


  1. The WORKSHOP INFO outlines the program, introduces facilities and contains overview talks
  2. The SUMMARY_TALKS section contains key presentations and general presentations
  3. The WORKGROUP section contains summary-presentations on working-group activities
  4. The INDIRECT EFFECTS section contains concepts and issues for aerosol indirect effects
  5. The SCIENCE TALKS section contains all oral presentations
  6. The POSTERS section contains 1-page summary slides of all presented posters & 4 full posters


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  1. outlines the workshop schedule
  2. welcome to the 10th AeroCom workshop addressed by Michael Schulz (Met-No)
  3. logistics for the 10th AeroCom workshop introduced by Toshihiko Takemura (Kyushu Uni)
  4. AeroCom plans, working groups, final remarks and outlook addressed by Michael Schulz (Met-No)

SUMMARY_TALK presentations

  1. Detecting aerosol effects from satellites and their limitations presented by Teruyuki Nakajima (CCSR)
  2. Detection of vertical aerosol distribution with active remote sensing presented by Nobuo Sugimoto (NIES)
  3. Data assimilation for aerosol: a primer presented by Nick Schutgens (CCSR)
  4. How can AEROCOM can contribute to IPCC AR5? presented Olivier Boucher (LMD)
  5. Coherent evaluation of aerosol data products from multiple satellite sensors presented by Charles Ichoku (NASA-GSFC)
  6. AeroCom aerosol emission inventories presented by S.Kinne (MPI-Met)
  7. deriving a best guess of aerosol direct radiative forcing presented by Michael Schulz (Met-No)

WORKGROUP activities

  1. direct aerosol effect from multi-model simulations in AeroCom Phase II presented Gunnar Myhre (CICERO)
  2. An intercomparison of CCN and size distribution among AeroCom models presented by Graham Mann ... for the ‘microphysics’ working group lead by Graham Mann (Uni Leeds)
  3. Organic aerosol modeling and comparisons to measurements presented by Kostas Tsigaridis ... for the ‘organics’ working group lead by Kostas Tsigaridis (NASA-GISS)
  4. accuracy of Radiative Transfer Schemes in global modeling presented by Stefan Kinne ... for the ‘trop/arctic’ experiment working group lead by Cynthia Randles (NASA-GSFC)
  5. aerosol radiative forcing presented by Nicolas Bellouin ... for the ‘prescribed aerosol’ experiment working group lead by Philip Stier (Uni Oxford)

AEROSOL INDIRECT EFFECTS: concepts and issues

  1. Dissecting aerosol indirect effects on the process level presented by Yi Ming (NOAA-GFDL)
  2. Susceptibility of marine clouds to emission increases  – obs vs. model   presented by Kari Alterskjær (Uni Oslo)
  3. Introduction to aerosol indirect effect discussions presented by Stefan Kinne (MPI-Met)
  4. Thoughts on observing aerosol indirect effects presented by Ralph Kahn (NASA-GSFC)
  5. Ideas to address indirect effects with CALIPSO data presented by David Winker (NASA-Langley)
  6. Historic perspective on quatifying aerosol indirect effects prepared by Ralph Kahn (NASA-GSFC)
  7. Detecting aerosol effects from satellites and their limitations presented by Teruyuki Nakajima (CCSR)


  1. Detection of vertical aerosol distribution with active remote sensing presented by Nobuo Sugimoto (NIES)
  2. Evaluating the vertical profile of aerosol extinction with CALIOP observations presented by Michael Schulz (Met-No) for Brigitte Koffi (LSCE)
  3. A global 3D aerosol climatology from CALIPSO/CALIOP presented by David Winker (NASA-Langley)
  4. Highlights of DISCOVER-AQ airborne aerosol observations presented by Gao Chen (NASA-Langley)
  5. Model intercomparisons of vertical direct forcing profiles presented by Bjorn Samset (Uni Oslo)
  6. Use of surface concentrations and absorption measurements for evaluation of modelled BC presented by Elisabetta Vignati (JRC)
  7. Impact of aging process for black carbon aerosol on its distribution and radiative forcing presented by Daisuke Goto (CCSR)
  8. Wet removal of black carbon in Asian outflow presented by Nagi Oshima (MRI)
  9. Multi-decadal change of atmospheric aerosols and their effect on surface radiation presented by Mian Chin (NASA-GSFC)
  10. Comparing CMIP5 and AeroCom Hindcast simulations by HadGEM2 presented by Nicolas Bellouin (Met-Off)
  11. Aerosol direct radiative forcing efficiencies, aerosol optical properties and surface albedo presented by Jani Huttunen (FMI)
  12. simulation of aerosol direct radiative forcing on East Asian climate presented by Hua Zhang (China Met Admin)
  13. Spatial and temporal variation of aerosol climatology over Japan measured by Sky radiometer presented by Kazuma Aoki (Uni Toyama)
  14. aerosol optical properties and radiative forcing over a Loess Plateau region presented by Jianrong Bi (Lanzhou Uni)
  15. Aerosol constraints from multi-angle imaging that modelers can use presented by Ralph Kahn (NASA-GSFC)
  16. Advancing solar irradiances. Accurate constraint on direct aerosol radiative effect (DARE) presented by Si_Chee Tsay (NASA-GSFC)
  17. Data assimilation for aerosol: a primer presented by Nick Schutgens (CCSR)
  18. Optimizing black carbon emissions using a Kalman Filter presented by Jason Cohen (Singapore-MIT)
  19. Estimating aerosol emissions by assimilating observed aerosol optical depth in a global aerosol model presented by Nicolas Huneeus (LSCE)


  1. 23 one slide poster summaries
  2. Nitrate and ammonium ipmacts (H.Bian)
  3. EDDAR 4.1 aerosol emission data (E.Vignati)
  4. BC direct radaitive forcing tied to observations (S.Kinne)
  5. 1980-2005 ECHAM/HAMMOZ reanalysis of tropospheric aerosol (E.Vignati)

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